A MAN has been issued with a summons to court following the death of two people in a road collision.

Dean Farrimond, aged 34, of Eden Grove, Leigh, has been summonsed for two counts of death by dangerous driving and one count of driving with excess alcohol.

A Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Mondeo taxi collided on Twist Lane at the junction with Kendal Grove in Leigh shortly before 4am on November 30, 2013.

The driver of the taxi, 59-year-old Kenneth Grimshaw, of Twist Lane, Leigh, suffered multiple injuries and sadly died at the scene.

Emma Houghton, aged 23 and from the Golborne area, was a passenger in the taxi and was taken to hospital with a serious head injury but sadly died that evening.

Farrimond is due to appear at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on June 30.